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"Identifying Factors that Mediate the Anti-Tumor Immune Response to Rectal Cancer Following Short Course Radiotherapy"

Taylor Uccello - PhD Candidate in Microbiology & Immunology

 Jun 03, 2022 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Adolph Auditorium 1-7619

https://urmc.zoom.us/j/96694259171?pwd=ZGJTWlNpQmFaZVBWamRNZDdVN0tIZz09 Passcode: 168998

Host: Dr. Scott Gerber, Microbiology & Immunology Program

MBI 501: TBD

Katharine Tomberlin - PhD Candidate, Advisor: Michelle Dziejman, Ph.D.

 May 26, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

Please email Brenda_Knorr@urmc.rochester.edu or Daisy_Bird@urmc.rochester.edu for Zoom link.

MBI 501: TBD

Zanah Francis - PhD Candidate, Advisor: Marty Pavelka, Ph.D.

 May 19, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

Please email Brenda_Knorr@urmc.rochester.edu or Daisy_Bird@urmc.rochester.edu for Zoom link.

MBI 501: S. aureus Virulence Factors Enhance Viral Pathogenesis of the Skin Epithelium

Mary Kate Moran - PhD Candidate, Advisors: Lisa Beck, M.D. and Steven Gill, Ph.D.

 May 12, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Upper Auditorium (3-7619)

Please email Brenda_Knorr@urmc.rochester.edu or Daisy_Bird@urmc.rochester.edu for Zoom link.

Induction of apoptosis for cancer therapy

Zhenqiang Yao, PhD - Associate Professor, University of Rochester
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

 May 09, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Upper Auditorium (3-7619)

Zoom Link

Host: Microbiology and Immunology Department Seminar Series: Joint Faculty Candidate

The Function of Type Three Secretion System Protein VopZZ in Vibrio cholerae Infection

Hannah Bell - PhD Candidate, Advisor: Michelle Dziejman, PhD

 May 09, 2022 @ 9:30 a.m.

Zoom Only

Host: Microbiology & Immunology Ph.D. Thesis Seminar

MBI 501: TBD

Andrew Martin - PhD Candidate, Advisor: Felix Yarovinsky, M.D.

 May 05, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

Please email Brenda_Knorr@urmc.rochester.edu or Daisy_Bird@urmc.rochester.edu for Zoom link.

Effect of type 2 immune blockade on the host-microbe interface in atopic dermatitis
MBI 580: Research in Progress Seminars in Immunology (RIPS)

Lisa Beck, MD - Professor, Dermatology

 Apr 29, 2022 @ 8:30 a.m.

Zoom

Host: CVBI

MBI 501: TBD

Michael Lutz - PhD Candidate, Advisor: Toru Takimoto, D.V.M., Ph.D.

 Apr 28, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

Please email Brenda_Knorr@urmc.rochester.edu or Daisy_Bird@urmc.rochester.edu for Zoom link.

Rapid Development of high-throughput in vitro diagnostic assays during a pandemic

Sydney Simpson, PhD - Senior Scientist, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics

 Apr 25, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Zoom Link

Host: Ruth Serra-Moreno, PhD and Microbiology and Immunology Department Seminar Series

CANCELLED:Taking on the Beast: Developing New Strategies to Fight Pancreatic Cancer using Lessons Learned from the Clinic
MBI 580: Research in Progress Seminars in Immunology (RIPS)

Scott Gerber, PhD - Associate Professor, Surgery / Microbiology and Immunology/Radiation Oncology

 Apr 22, 2022 @ 8:30 a.m.

 Medical Center | Lower Adolph Auditorium (1-7619)

Host: CVBI

MBI 501: TBD

Aizan Embong - PhD Candidate, Advisor: David Topham, Ph.D.

 Apr 21, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

Please email Brenda_Knorr@urmc.rochester.edu or Daisy_Bird@urmc.rochester.edu for Zoom link.

MBI 588 Virology Seminar Series: Host-pathogen metabolic interfaces that determine the outcomes of viral infection

Josh Munger, PhD - Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics, Univ. Rochester

 Apr 20, 2022 @ 3:30 p.m.

 Kornberg Medical Research Building | 3.9624

Salmonella under the microscope

Leigh Knodler, PhD - Associate Professor, Paul G. Allen School for Global Health
College of Veterinary Medicine
Washington State University

 Apr 18, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-207 (2-6408)

Zoom Link

Host: Microbiology and Immunology Department Seminar Series: Special Faculty Candidate Seminar

MBI 580: Research in Progress Seminars in Immunology (RIPS)
Age-dependent programming of T cell behavior during early life in humans

Kristin Scheible, MD - Professor, Pediatrics / Microbiology and Immunology

 Apr 15, 2022 @ 8:30 a.m.

 Medical Center | Lower Adolph Auditorium (1-7619)

Host: CVBI

MBI 501: Insights Into the Role of Translational Control Mechanisms in T Cells for Effector Function Regulation and Homeostasis

Ashwin B.R. Kumar - PhD candidate in BioPhysics, Advisor: David Topham, PhD

 Apr 14, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Zoom Link

Host: Microbiology and Immunology Student Seminar

MBI 501: TBD

Ashwin Kumar - PhD Candidate, Advisor: David Topham, Ph.D.

 Apr 14, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

Please email Brenda_Knorr@urmc.rochester.edu or Daisy_Bird@urmc.rochester.edu for Zoom link.

MBI 588 Virology Seminar Series: Wastewater Surveillance for SARS-CoV-2: Establishing environmental public health partnerships for pandemics…and beyond!

Katrina Korfmacher, PhD - Professor, Environmental Medicine, Univ. Rochester

 Apr 13, 2022 @ 3:30 p.m.

An RNA mechanism in systemic lupus erythematosus

Henri Tiedge, PhD - Distinguished Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology, Neurology, Medicine
Downstate Health Sciences University

 Apr 11, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Upper Auditorium (3-7618)

Zoom Link

Host: Microbiology and Immunology Department Seminar Series

Mechanisms of HIV persistence and therapeutic implications: A single-cell multiomics approach

Ya-Chi Ho, MD, PhD - Assoc. Professor, Infectious Disease & Microbial Pathogenesis - Yale University

 Apr 08, 2022 @ 11:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | Class of '62 Auditorium

Zoom Link

Host: Medical Scientist Research Symposium

MBI 580: Research in Progress Seminars in Immunology (RIPS): : Interferon-gamma induced cell death

Felix Yarovinsky, PhD - Professor, Microbiology and Immunology, CVBI

 Apr 08, 2022 @ 8:30 a.m.

 Medical Center | Lower Adolph Auditorium (1-7619)

Host: CVBI

MBI 501: TBD

Christie Gilbert - PhD Candidate, Advisor: Steven Gill, Ph.D.

 Apr 07, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

Please email Brenda_Knorr@urmc.rochester.edu or Daisy_Bird@urmc.rochester.edu for Zoom link.

MBI 588 Virology Seminar Series: Investigating IgE-driven mechanisms of inhibition of antiviral responses

Regina Rowe, MD - Professor, Pediatrics, Univ. Rochester

 Apr 06, 2022 @ 3:30 p.m.

 Kornberg Medical Research Building | 3.9624

Understanding bacterial population dynamics in chronic infections

Sheyda Azimi, PhD - Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology

 Apr 04, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-207 (2-6408)

Zoom Link

Host: Microbiology and Immunology Department Seminar Series: Faculty Candidate

MS Defense Seminar: Analysis of HIV-1 Nef’s counteraction of autophagy initiation and promotion of viral fitness

Jared Benjamin - MS Candidate, Advisor: Ruth Serra-Moreno, PhD

 Apr 04, 2022 @ 10:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | K307 (3-6408)

Zoom Link

MBI 501: Acinetobacter baumannii: Antibiotic Resistance and Inhibition

Bailey Kinn; Clare Heffernan - MS Candidate, Advisor: Paul Dunman, Ph.D.; MS Candidate, Advisors: Charles Chu, Ph.D. and Jacques Robert, Ph.D.

 Mar 31, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

Please email Brenda_Knorr@urmc.rochester.edu or Daisy_Bird@urmc.rochester.edu for Zoom link.

Faculty Candidate: Building reusable phage treatments via exploitation of bacteria-phage coevolutionary dynamics

James Gurney, PhD - Cystic Fibrosis Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology

 Mar 31, 2022 @ 10:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | K207 (2-6408)

Zoom link

Host: Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series

MBI 588 Virology Seminar Series: Development of a Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Vaccine

Chris Anderson, PhD - Professor, Pediatrics, Univ. Rochester

 Mar 30, 2022 @ 3:30 p.m.

Reprogramming chronic neuro-immune signaling for the treatment of neurodegenerative disease

Elizabeth Evans, PhD - Chief Operating Officer Vaccinex, Senior Vice President, Discovery and Translational Medicine

 Mar 28, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Upper Auditorium (3-7618)

Zoom Link

Host: Ruth Serra-Moreno, PhD & Microbiology and Immunology Department Seminar Series

MBI 580: Research in Progress Seminars in Immunology (RIPS)
Circadian control of macrophages in the tumor microenvironment

Brian Altman, PhD - Professor, Biomedical Genetics

 Mar 25, 2022 @ 8:30 a.m.

 Medical Center | Adolph (Lower) Auditorium (1-7619)

Host: CVBI

Thesis Defense: Effects of Intertumoral Heterogeneity on Immunosuppression and Immunotherapy Resistance in Synchronous Melanoma

Shuyang Sue Qin - PhD Candidate, Advisors: Peter Prieto, M.D., M.P.H.
Scott Gerber, Ph.D.

 Mar 24, 2022 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Adolph Auditorium (1-7619)

Zoom link

MBI 501: Progeric genes modulate activation of an intracellular pathogen response to viral infection in Caenorhabditis elegans

Ian Stone - PhD Candidate, Advisor: Andrew Samuelson, Ph.D.

 Mar 24, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Please email Brenda_Knorr@urmc.rochester.edu or Daisy_Bird@urmc.rochester.edu for Zoom link.

MBI 588 Virology Seminar Series: Mechanisms of defective viral genomes generation

Yan Sun, PhD - Professor, MBI, Univ. Rochester

 Mar 23, 2022 @ 3:30 p.m.

 Kornberg Medical Research Building | 3.9624

Thesis Defense: Approaches to immunotherapy using cytokines to alter the tumor microenvironment

Karli M. Norville - PhD Candidate, Advisor: John Frelinger, Ph.D.

 Mar 23, 2022 @ 10:00 a.m.

Zoom link

Microbiology and Immunology Department Faculty Candidate: Brucella intracellular pathogenesis: from cell biology to effector functions and beyond

Jean Celli, PhD - Professor, Paul G. Allen School for Global Health
College of Veterinary Medicine
Washington State University

 Mar 21, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Zoom Link

MBI 580: Research in Progress Seminars in Immunology (RIPS)
Peripheral Immune Marker of Cerebral Small Vessel Disease during HIV Infection

Meera Singh, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology: Stroke Division

 Mar 18, 2022 @ 8:30 a.m.

 Medical Center | Upper Auditorium (3-7619)

Host: CVBI

MBI 501: Host factors Responsible for the Silencing of HIV-1 DNA
Role of Influenza A Virus PA C-terminal domain in mammalian host adaptation

Andy Phan; Jordana Schmierer - PhD Candidate, Advisor: Toru Takimoto, D.V.M., Ph.D.; PhD Candidate, Advisor: Yiping Zhu, Ph.D.

 Mar 17, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Please email Brenda_Knorr@urmc.rochester.edu or Daisy_Bird@urmc.rochester.edu for Zoom link.

MBI 588 Virology Seminar Series: SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic testing and surveillance sequencing at UR Medicine Labs

Andrew Cameron, PhD - Assistant Director, Clinical Microbiology, Univ. Rochester

 Mar 16, 2022 @ 3:30 p.m.

 Kornberg Medical Research Building | 3.9624

MBI 501: Myeloid derived suppressor cell (MDSC) differentiation and function
Characterizing tissue resident memory T cell phenotype and function in human respiratory tract samples

Adam Geber; Ankit Dahal - PhD Candidate, Advisor: David Topham, Ph.D.; PhD Candidate, Advisor: Minsoo Kim, Ph.D.

 Mar 10, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 ()3-6408)

Please email Brenda_Knorr@urmc.rochester.edu or Daisy_Bird@urmc.rochester.edu for Zoom link.

MBI 588 Virology Seminar Series: Understanding the arms race between HIV and autophagy

Ruth Serra-Moreno, PhD - Professor, MBI, Univ. Rochester

 Mar 09, 2022 @ 3:30 p.m.

Faculty Candidate Seminar:
Single Cell Virology & Drug Repurposing Efforts Against SARS-CoV-2

Nir Drayman, PhD - Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Savas Tay Lab, School of Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago

 Mar 08, 2022 @ 4:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Ryan Case Method Room (1-9576)

Host: David H. Smith Center for Vaccine Biology & Immunology and Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Microbiology and Immunology Department Seminar Series Melville A. Hare Memorial Lecture: Quorum Sensing Across Domains: from Viruses to Bacteria to Eukaryotes

Bonnie Bassler, PhD - Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Squibb Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University

 Mar 07, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

Zoom link: https://urmc.zoom.us/j/93537717243?pwd=SVltUzA5R0VSVWUvaC9lSTQveExIdz09

Host: Microbiology Graduate Students

MBI 501: SARS-CoV-2 intracellular membrane remodeling: Where do the intracellular double membrane vesicles (DMVs) come from?

Yuexuan Chen - PhD Candidate, Advisor: Ruth Serra-Moreno, Ph.D.

 Mar 03, 2022 @ 12:30 p.m.

Please email Brenda_Knorr@urmc.rochester.edu or Daisy_Bird@urmc.rochester.edu for Zoom link.

MBI 501: Impact of prenatal exposures to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) on the developing neonatal immune system

Darline Castro-Melendez - PhD Candidate, Advisors: Kristin Scheible, M.D. and Paige Lawrence, Ph.D.

 Mar 03, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

Please email Brenda_Knorr@urmc.rochester.edu or Daisy_Bird@urmc.rochester.edu for Zoom link.

MBI 588 Virology Seminar Series: Host adaptation of Influenza A virus

Toru Takimoto, PhD - Professor, MBI, Univ. Rochester

 Mar 02, 2022 @ 3:30 p.m.

 Kornberg Medical Research Building | 3.9624

Microbiology and Immunology Department Seminar Series: High Consequence Emerging Pathogens: Outbreaks and What’s Coming Next

Miles W. Carroll, Ph.D. - Professor, High Consequence Emerging Viruses Group
Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics
Nuffield Department of Medicine
Oxford University

 Feb 28, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

Zoom link

Host: Brian Ward, Ph.D.

MBI 580: Research in Progress Seminars in Immunology (RIPS): Therapeutic Monoclonal Antibodies

Clive Zent, M.D. - Professor, Department of Medicine: Hematology & Oncology

 Feb 25, 2022 @ 8:30 a.m.

 Medical Center | Class of '62 Auditorium

Host: CVBI

MBI 501: Mechanistic Characterization of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Copy-Back Defective Viral Genome Generation

Justin Brennan - PhD Candidate, Advisor: Yan Sun, Ph.D.

 Feb 24, 2022 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307

Zoom link

MBI 501: Understanding Microglial Contributions to the Dysfunctional Synapse During HIV Infection of the CNS

Sebastian Bosch - PhD Candidate, Advisor: Stephen Dewhurst, Ph.D.

 Feb 24, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307

Please email Brenda_Knorr@urmc.rochester.edu or Daisy_Bird@urmc.rochester.edu for Zoom link.

Microbiology and Immunology Department Seminar Series: Hijacking the Host Cell: How a Cancer-Causing Virus Modulates Metabolism

Erica Sanchez, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
San Francisco State University
Faculty Candidate

 Feb 24, 2022 @ 10:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | 

Zoom link

Host: Dept. Microbiology - Flyer

MBI 588 Virology Seminar Series: Epigenetic Silencing of Extrachromosomal Retroviral DNA

Yiping Zhu, PhD - Professor, MBI, Univ. Rochester

 Feb 23, 2022 @ 3:30 p.m.

Microbiology and Immunology Department Seminar Series: NKT cell development and activation: implications in cancer immunotherapy

Tonya J. Webb, PhD - Associate Professor, ACS-IRG & DICR Program Director
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Maryland School of Medicine

 Feb 21, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

Zoom Link

Host: Jacques Robert, Ph.D. and NIH/NIAID Predoctoral Training Program in Immunology - T32AI007285

MBI 501: TBD

Chantelle White - PhD Candidate, Advisor: Andrea Sant, Ph.D.

 Feb 17, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

Please email Brenda_Knorr@urmc.rochester.edu or Daisy_Bird@urmc.rochester.edu for Zoom link.

MBI 588 Virology Seminar Series: Peripheral immune markers of cerebral vascular disease during HIV infection

Meera Singh, PhD - Professor, Neurology, Univ. Rochester

 Feb 16, 2022 @ 3:30 p.m.

Immature versus tolerigenic immunity in the Xenopus tadpole
MBI 580: Research in Progress Seminars in Immunology (RIPS)

Jacques Robert, PhD - Professor, Microbiology and Immunology

 Feb 11, 2022 @ 8:30 a.m.

 Medical Center | Class of '62 Auditorium (G-9425)

Host: CBVI

MBI 501: Investigating the Long-term Effects of SBRT/IL12 Therapy in a Murine Model of Pancreatic Cancer

Tara Vrooman - PhD Candidate, Advisor: Scott Gerber, Ph.D.

 Feb 10, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 and Zoom

Please email Brenda_Knorr@urmc.rochester.edu or Daisy_Bird@urmc.rochester.edu for Zoom link.

MBI 588 Virology Seminar Series: TLR5-mediated reactivation of quiescent ranavirus FV3 in Xenopus

Jacques Robert, PhD - Professor, MBI, Univ. Rochester

 Feb 09, 2022 @ 3:30 p.m.

Microbiology and Immunology Department Seminar Series: Impact of HIV variants in the lung during the rainy days of COVID

Sharilyn Almodovar, PhD - Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Department of Immunology and Molecular Microbiology

 Feb 07, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-7619 (Upper Aud.)

Zoom

Host: Ruth Serra-Moreno, Ph.D.

MBI 501: Immunometabolic characterization and control of tissue resident memory T cells

Michael Sportiello - PhD Candidate, Advisor: David Topham, Ph.D.

 Feb 03, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408) & Zoom

Please email Brenda_Knorr@urmc.rochester.edu or Daisy_Bird@urmc.rochester.edu for Zoom link.

MBI 588 Virology Seminar Series: TBA

Brian Ward, PhD - Professor, MBI, Univ. Rochester

 Feb 02, 2022 @ 3:30 p.m.

MBI 580: Research in Progress Seminars in Immunology (RIPS)
Transposons protect from cancer by activating immune response: a lesson from the blind mole rat

Vera Gorbunova, PhD - Co-Director, Rochester Aging Research Center, Department of Biology

 Jan 28, 2022 @ 8:30 a.m.

Zoom Link

MBI 501: Effects of the SUMO Ligase BCA2 on Metabolic Activity, Cell Proliferation, Cell Migration, Cell Cycle, and the Regulation of NF-kB and IRF1 in Different Breast Epithelial Cellular Contexts

Yuhang Shi - PhD Candidate, Advisor: Ruth Serra-Moreno, Ph.D.

 Jan 27, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

Please email Brenda_Knorr@urmc.rochester.edu or Daisy_Bird@urmc.rochester.edu for Zoom link.

MBI 588 Virology Seminar Series: Integrating Large-scale Multi-omics data with Multi-layered Principal Component Analysis, Penalized Regression, and Feature Weight Back-propagation

Xing Qiu, PhD - Professor, Biostats Computational Biology, Univ. Rochester

 Jan 26, 2022 @ 3:30 p.m.

MBI 501: Assessing the role of environmental pathogens Cryptosporidium parvum and Campylobacter jejuni on the development of the immune system and atopic diseases

Tyler Scherzi - PhD Candidate, Advisor: Kirsi Jarvinen-Seppo, M.D., Ph.D.

 Jan 20, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

Please email Brenda_Knorr@urmc.rochester.edu or Daisy_Bird@urmc.rochester.edu for Zoom link.

MBI 588 Virology Seminar Series: Novel ACE2 Protein Interactions Relevant to COVID-19 Predicted by Evolutionary Methods

Jack Werren, PhD - Professor, Biology, Univ. Rochester

 Jan 19, 2022 @ 3:30 p.m.

MBI 501: Cross Talk Between Mesenchymal Stromal Cells and Macrophages Balances Efferocytic Activity in the Bone Marrow Microenvironment

Noah Salama - PhD Candidate, Advisors: Laura Calvi, M.D. and Minsoo Kim, Ph.D.

 Jan 13, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

Please email Brenda_Knorr@urmc.rochester.edu or Daisy_Bird@urmc.rochester.edu for Zoom link.

MBI 501: Functional analysis of human coronavirus host shutoff protein nsp1

Kala Hardy - PhD Candidate, Advisor: Toru Takimoto, D.V.M., Ph.D.

 Jan 06, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 

Please email Brenda_Knorr@urmc.rochester.edu or Daisy_Bird@urmc.rochester.edu for Zoom link.